The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate have been looking for a home in England for ages, they found one at long last at St Joseph's in Burselm, Stoke on Trent. Their new Marian Friary opens next Sunday with Mass at 4.30pm celebrated by Bishop Gough.
I can't help being surprised that it has taken them so long, especially as so many Churches are closing for want of a priest. It would seem some bishops would prefer to see closures rather than inviting the new communities into their dioceses.
The Church is huge and the house is large enough for a community of half a dozen friars, say a prayer for them.